Wellness - Yoga


Wellness Programs

 Spring Yoga

Vinyasa Flow | All Levels

Wednesdays, 12:15–1:30pm

April 5, 12,19
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Build strength and cardiovascular capacity by linking hatha yoga postures with flowing vinyasas.  Sequences incorporate core stability, hip and shoulder opening and spinal flexibility, with variations offered for all levels. Class is taught by Deidre Guthrie, yoga teacher and Well-being Research Professor at The University of Notre Dame; click here for more information. Walk-ins welcome.

$12 (Members $10)
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Mindfulness in Nature: How to Cultivate Presence Through Awakening Our Senses

The rebirth of flowers, leaves, and new babies in nature can inspire a rebirth in your inner spirit. Join yoga teacher and Well-being Research Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Deirdre Guthrie, PhD., for an afternoon of exploring how to cultivate our inner gardens of well-being. These workshops are unique as well as connected to earlier sessions in terms of content and practice.

$35 (Members $28)

Saturday, April 15, 1–4pm: Sacred Symbols
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Register by April 11.

Saturday, May 20, 1–4pm: Expressive Writing
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Register by May 16.

About the Instructor

Deirdre is a professor investigating the anthropology of well being at Notre Dame University and a consultant to the “ALIVE!” Project at Rush Hospital. Deirdre completed the two year advanced teacher training program and Seminary at the Chicago Temple of Kriya Yoga, apprenticed with Dynamic Yoga Teacher Dodfrey Devereaux in Ibiza, Spain, and is certified in Ayurvedic nutrition and deep-tissue massage.

Her continuing education has been in Viniyoga and Yin/Restorative. She has helped facilitate yoga workshops and retreats in Scotland, Mexico, California, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas. She relishes practicing at her partner’s painting studio in Buchanan, her daughter Ella by her side.

Click here for more information on Deirdre.

Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

Too snowy to go for a walk on the trails? Bring your snowshoes and follow the trails in the preserve, arboretum and prairie. Depending on snow levels, it can be a challenging workout, and much better than one in the gym! Cross-county skiers are welcome to explore the Arboretum on ungroomed territory. Please check in at the Front Desk.